FAI - Villa e Collezione Panza, Varese

(4.2/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
Set in a massive estate, FAI - Villa e Collezione Panza represents an attractive villa now home to the Saatchi Gallery. The villa went through a number of owners over several centuries before being donated by Giuseppe Panza to the National Trust of Italy. Panza was an avid art collector and the gallery displays his personal collection of American art, including artists like Phil Sims, David Simson, Ruth Ann Fredenthal, Stuart Arends, and Max Cole, among others. Enjoy the contemporary art, as well as the contrasting setting--the villa and the surrounding gardens date back to the 18th century. Plan to visit FAI - Villa e Collezione Panza and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Varese attractions using our Varese itinerary planner.
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  • Villa Panza, in my opinion, a must for those who switch from Varese. One of the most beautiful villas of the FAI, historical villa surrounded by greenery, a fantastic garden where you can spend some time relaxing. the villa has a fantastic permanent exhibition of contemporary art, fruit of the collection, and temporarily very interesting exhibitions. I discovered the villa, and then the FAI, in 2009, and since then I try to go at least once a year.
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  • I am a volunteer at this Villa. Let me tell you a bit about my experience ... The villa, located in a particular location ... almost suspended because stands above an imposing Hill, it is historical but was restored by the FAI-Fondo Ambiente Italian around 1900. The owners are the count Panza and his wife. The villa inside it houses a large collection of ancient sculptures, ornaments of African art, Italian furniture, paintings and light installations. Interesting fact: many works are on loan to new york accessories app and installations which are located in the Villa are borrowing Guggenhai, so there's this mutual exchange. At this time (October November 2016-2017) we are holding an exhibition especially Robert (Bob) Wilson that I invite you to see why it deserves. What can we say? A special location for special customers!
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  • Villa Panza is a little gem that is absolutely worth knowing. Situated on a hill overlooking Varese, is worth visiting for its large park, refined environments for exhibitions of art it houses, to the restaurant. Less than an hour from Milan and indoor parking.
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  • Paid around 30 Eur for a familt ticket and saw a few rooms filled with color LEDs. I know I am not so art aware, but this was really frustrating. Sorry. Well, go there if you like gardens or nice old buildings.
  • Worth seeing. Very beautiful! they often have exhibitions inside.
  • Bella davvero ne vale la pena..
  • Soo beautiful
  • The FAI is always a guarantee. Beautiful exterior and grounds. Too bad the Interior stripped of furnishings
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